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EWU looks to fix ‘leaky’ STEM pipeline with 100 Women Strong

The national average for women undergraduate students majoring in engineering and computer science is 20%, while the percentage of women students in those majors at Eastern Washington University trails even that low rate at 10%, says Leslie Cornick,...

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Innovia launches initiative to keep more wealth in Inland Northwest

Recognizing the chance to seize on an “unprecedented opportunity,” leadership at the Innovia Foundation, which oversees targeted endowments, local grants, and scholarships, has started an awareness campaign across the 20-county region it serves. ...

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Global Neighborhood Thrift moves, doubles retail space

Spokane nonprofit Global Neighborhood Thrift started eight years ago with just two employees and a vision of helping refugees settle into the U.S. ...

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Post Falls nonprofit Newby-Ginnings serves veterans in need

Newby-Ginnings of North Idaho founder Theresa Hart is following a path she says is guided by her late son, Nicholas Newby, an Idaho National Guardsman who was killed while serving in Baghdad in 2011. ...

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Returning independence to the visually impaired

For nearly 50 years, Spokane-based Lilac Services for the Blind has offered training, tools, and support for blind or visually impaired Eastern Washington residents. ...

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Spokane bar association garners increase in interest

When Julie Griffith was hired as executive director to head the Spokane County Bar Association, one of her immediate tasks was to grow membership. The organization’s investment in Griffith is paying dividends quite nicely. ...

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Still-young Piskel Yahne Kovarik law firm grows up, gets larger

They’re not 30-somethings anymore, but the principals of Spokane law firm Piskel Yahne Kovarik PLLC say their approach has remained largely the same as it was seven years ago when they started the firm--and it’s paid off. ...

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Rainier Patents takes patient approach

Paul Mitchell, patent attorney at Spokane-based Rainier Patents PS, has intentionally maintained a gradual rate of company growth that he contends lends itself to better client interactions - and eliminates the need for formal staff meetings. It’s a m...

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2019 Rising Stars: Sinead Voorhees

Sinead Voorhees, director of Whitworth University’s graduate studies in business program, characterizes herself as an underdog and a workhorse. Voorhees, age 34, was born and raised in Ireland, where her family often struggled to make ends meet. ...

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2019 Rising Stars: Spencer Williams

One could question the validity of a person being called a rising star when they’re shooting up the ranks of a family business. But when the trajectory continues after the business is acquired and then merged with another company, well, such questions ...

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